The Conference 2022

The Conference 2022 took place as part of the festival Gamesweek Zurich in the centre of Zurich on November 10 and 11 2022.

It is the only conference in Switzerland that brings together game developers, clients, industry, administration and politics.

Gamesweek Zurich – The Conference awaits you with a packed and diverse programme, including IRL meetings, apréos reception party and the Swiss Game Awards gala. The 2-Days-Conference gathers experts and the interested public to discuss and analyse the latest developments in the field of game development, as well as in related areas.

The programme takes into account both, serious games and entertainment games. A special focus is put on potential collaborations with other professions and industries.

Gamesweek Zurich – The Conference is the annual gathering of decision makers in the realm of games.

The Conference 2022 — Day 1

  • Matchmaking & Networking

    Get added value by attending pre-planned matchmaking meetings and business networking opportunities, in addition to the conference programme. Go to our matchmak...

    November 10, 2022 at Glockenhof / Hybride
  • Postmortem: FAR2 – Changing Tides

    After the great success with FAR – Lone Sails, Okomotive is going into the second round with FAR2 – Changing Tides. FAR – Changing Tides is a beau...

    November 10, 2022 • 14:00 - 15:30 at Glockenhof / Hybride
  • Legal Level Up Lecture

    Successful game developers know the importance of the right form of organisation. Thanks to real world cases, they become are aware that fair contracts with pub...

    November 10, 2022 • 14:00 - 15:00 at Glockenhof / Hybride
  • Play to earn. Get rich playing?

    Tokens and NFTs open up completely new perspectives in the game sector. But beware, the risks are not to be taken lightly. Play to Earn is a world of its own, b...

    November 10, 2022 • 15:00 - 16:00 at Glockenhof / Hybride
  • WEB3 – Much ado about nothing?

    Many experts are convinced that the future belongs to the decentralised internet. Our speakers and panelists will analyse the solutions that already exist today...

    November 10, 2022 • 16:00 - 17:00 at Glockenhof / Hybride
  • Gaming for Good – Case Studies from Zurich

    Zurich is active in Serious Games – games that are more than entertainment to transfer knowledge. How are Serious Games used in education in Zurich and which ...

    November 10, 2022 • 16:45 - 17:00 at Glockenhof / Hybride
  • Keynote: How games change the world

    Videogames are the most influential form of entertainment of our time. With this great power comes great responsibility and many of us know and even have proof ...

    November 10, 2022 • 17:00 - 17:30 at Glockenhof / Hybride
  • FunPlus Happy Hour

    Join us for the FunPlus Happy Hour after the conference. The perfect opportunity to make new contacts and deepen existing relationships in the Swiss game indust...

    November 10, 2022 • 17:30 - 19:00 at Glockenhof

The Conference 2022 — Day 2

  • Matchmaking & Networking

    Get added value by attending pre-planned matchmaking meetings and business networking opportunities, in addition to the conference programme. Go to our matchmak...

    November 11, 2022 at HWZ Zürich / Hybride
  • Building a fair playing field

    How to make sure, everybody gets the same opportunity to enter the profession of game development. And, importantly, how to pursue a fulfilling career? Together...

    November 11, 2022 • 11:30 - 13:00 at HWZ Zürich / Hybride
  • Validate, Hype, Release – A Strategic Approach

    Philomena Schwab knows by her own experience, maintaining an indie studio is a tough challenge. With roughly 1000 games launching on Steam every month, it’s j...

    November 11, 2022 • 13:30 - 14:00 at HWZ Zürich / Hybride
  • Together against extremism in Games

    Games have experienced a brilliant rise in the last twenty years. They developed into a globally respected cultural asset and the entertainment medium with the ...

    November 11, 2022 • 14:00 - 15:00 at HWZ Zürich / Hybride
  • Saving Swiss Video Game Heritage

    Speaker: Magalie Vetter, Pixelevetica, EPFL, Memoriav

    November 11, 2022 • 14:15 - 15:15 at HWZ Zürich / Hybride
  • Game journalism. Does it still exist?

    The change in the media landscape does not stop at game journalism. Independent game reviews are of great importance, especially for indie game devs. Together w...

    November 11, 2022 • 15:15 - 16:00 at HWZ Zürich / Hybride
  • VR – NASA MarsXR Challenge winner

    OpinionGames present their project, which was recently named the winner of the Scientific Research category of the NASA MarsXR Challenge. Discover this great ex...

    November 11, 2022 • 15:45 - 16:15 at HWZ Zürich / Hybride
  • Games for sustainable development

    It is easy to set ambitious goals, but it can be very hard to achieve them. For example, to fight climate change, and to achieve a sustainable development, mank...

    November 11, 2022 • 16:15 - 17:00 at HWZ Zürich / Hybride
  • GRAMMY WINNER on Immersive audio

    Daniel Weiss, winner of a technical Grammy Award in 2021, shares with us his secrets about developing and producing world class, high-quality audio systems. A s...

    November 11, 2022 • 16:45 - 17:00 at HWZ Zürich / Hybride
  • Coffee Break

    Take the opportunity to make new contacts and deepen existing relationships. — Kaffeepause Nutze die Gelegenheit neue Kontakte zu knüpfen und bestehende ...

    November 11, 2022 • 17:00 - 17:30 at HWZ Zürich
  • Keynote by Andy Brick

    The conductor and composer Andy Brick will introduce us to the secrets of game music in his keynote speech. Speaker: Andy Brick, conductor and composer of game ...

    November 11, 2022 • 17:30 - 18:00 at HWZ Zürich
  • 9th SGDA Swiss Game Awards 2022

    The SGDA Swiss Game Awards Show is the annual highlight for Swiss game development. The best and most innovative games produced in Switzerland are honoured. Thi...

    November 11, 2022 • 18:00 - 19:00 at HWZ Zürich / Hybride
  • Gamesweek Zurich – The Party

    Featuring *DJ Drum’n’Bär*. A bar is operated. The Party as festive conclusion of Gamesweek Zurich -The Conference. Everybody celebrates the winners...

    November 11, 2022 • 19:00 - 22:00 at HWZ Zürich

Matchmaking and Networking

In parallel to the conference programme, attendees got added value by attending pre-planned matchmaking meetings and business networking opportunities.